Treaty with The Potawatami
September 23, 1836
Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Chippe-way-naung
in the State of Indiana, on the twenty-third day of September
in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, between
Abel C. Pepper commissioner on the part of the United States,
and the chiefs, warriors and headmen of the Potawattamie Indians
of the Wabash.
The chiefs, warriors and headmen of the Potawattamies of
the Wabash hereby cede to the United States, all the land
belonging to the said tribe, in the State of Indiana, and
designated in the treaty of 1832, (between Jonathan Jennings,
John W. Davis and Marks Crume, commissioners of the United
States, and the chiefs and warriors of the Potawattimies of
the State of Indiana, and Michigan Territory) as reservations
for the use of the following bands viz.
- For the band of Kin-krash, four sections
- For the band of Che-chaw-kose, ten sections
- For the band of Ash-kum and Wee-si-o-nas, sixteen sections
- For the band of We-saw, four sections
- For the band of Mo-ta, four sections
- For the bands of Mi-no-quet, four sections
In consideration of the cession aforesaid the United States
stipulate to pay the above chiefs, warriors and headmen of
the Potawattimie nation one dollar and twenty-five cents per
acre or thirty-three thousand six hundred dollars, (33,600)
in specie, on or before the first of May, in the year eighteen
hundred and thirty-seven.
The above-named chiefs, warriors and headmen of the Potowattimies
of the Wabash agree to remove to the country west of the Mississippi
river, provided for the Potawattimie nation by the United
States within two years.
At the request of the above-named chiefs, warriors and headmen
of the Pottawattimies aforesaid, it is stipulated that after
the ratification of this treaty, the United States shall appoint
a commissioner who shall be authorized to pay such debts of
said Wabash Potawattimies as may be proved to his satisfaction
to be just, to be deducted from the amount stipulated in the
2d articles of this treaty.
The United States stipulated to provide for the payment of
the necessary expenses attending the making and concluding
This treaty shall be binding upon the parties aforesaid from
the date of its ratification by the President and Senate of
the United States.
In testimony whereof, the said Abel C. Pepper, commissioner
as aforesaid, and the said chiefs, warriors, and head men
of the Patawattamies of the Wabash, have hereunto set their
hands, the day and year first above writte.
- Abel C. Pepper, Commissioner,
- Pash-po-ho, his x mark,
- O-Koh-mause, his x mark,
- Jo-weh, his x mark,
- Mjo-quiss, his x mark,
- We-wis-sah, his x mark,
- Pe-pin-a-waw, his x mark,
- No-taw-kah, his x mark,
- Po-kah-gause, his x mark,
- Nas-waw-ray, his x mark,
- Ash-Kum, his x mark,
- Ke-waw-nay, his x mark,
- Mat-che-saw, his x mark,
- Ne-boash, his x mark,
- Mee-shawk, his x mark,
- Che-kaw-me, his x mark,
- Kaw-te-nose, his x mark,
- Saw-waw-quett, his x mark,
- W-daw-min, his x mark,
- Kaw-we-saut, his x mark,
- J. B. Duret, secretary.
- E. O. Cicott,
- I. P. Simonton, captain, First Regiment U. S. Dragoons,
- Joseph Barron, interpreter,
- Allen Hamilton,
- Cyrus Vigus,
- Job B. Eldrige,
- Peter Barron.
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